Welcoming Congregation

    Pride - Rainbow Flag Unitarian Universalist Society:East is recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Unitarian Universalism is widely known for its commitment to welcome and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families.

     Our Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee is responsible for organizing efforts to promote welcome and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, queer and questioning people from all walks of life. This committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the minister’s office.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people; it publicly mourns and honors the lives of those we lost who might otherwise be forgotten, and it provides a time to gather to support, affirm, and encourage one another as a community. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for those who live a trans experience in the face of national indifference, opposition, and even hatred. The Day of Remembrance invites those who are not transgender to become allies — to step forward and stand with us as we grieve, dream, and create a world where anti-transgender violence becomes unthinkable. 

 Let us gather to remember, honor, and promise 

knowing that we are resilient, beautiful, precious, and loved.

 Welcoming Congregation Program